BOONE — The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Jan. 21 that agreed with the Jan. 17 University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ plea to the N.C. General Assembly to pass a state budget.

On the day named after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the town of Boone on Jan. 20 honored his life and work by dedicating a section of Hunting Hills Lane to him in a ceremony at Boone Fire Station No. 2.

BLOWING ROCK — Having a specific a land use code and design requirements, enhancing stormwater management and a potential expansion of the Middle Fork Greenway through town were some of the recommendations submitted to the town by an ad hoc committee tasked with creating a roadmap for future…

FLEETWOOD — The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office released additional information about a recent eight-hour standoff between law enforcement and a man now identified as Landwell V. McCall in a statement released Jan. 21.

Second only to the effects of tobacco use, the chemically inert radioactive gas radon is the leading environmental course of lung cancer in the United States. Annually, thousands die from its effects, including hundreds of people in North Carolina.

Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate.